I've been buying J. Maki wines since they were first known as French Creek back in the first year or two of their being opened in the early 2000s. The wines have always been consistent, and they have always been among the better sparkling wine producers in the north east. Always impressive. Recently, I served the wine to a bunch of foodies, who were most impressed.
The winemaking career of Janet Maki began in 1973 with a gift; a wine press from an elderly neighbor when her family members showed no interest. Add a small shipment of Zinfandel grapes from California to her basement in Philadelphia, and the experiment began.
Still one of the best on the entire East Coast. You could serve this to anyone and impress them!